Welcome to the Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA). The organization is comprised of private security professionals, law enforcement and public safety professionals who are committed to working together and promoting professional relationships within the industry.

Members can expect forums for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and information, professional development and legislative initiatives benefiting private security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations. Throughout the years, we have fostered collaborations with the FBI, US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and other first responders throughout Illinois.

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Comprised of security professionals committed to working together and promoting professional
relationships within the industry.

Promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations since 1961.


October 11, 2018

East Bank Club
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Educational Forum Series Program

Title: Putting the Urge to Fire on Ice: Think Before You Make Adverse Employment Decisions


Unwarranted accusations against management.  Suspected abuse of FMLA time.  Threats to “take you to court.”  Your staff – from security personnel to administrative staff to middle and upper management – can and will try your patience with the things they say and do.  You know that Illinois is an “at will” state – why shouldn’t you be able to fire anyone for any reason, or no reason at all?  For the most part – you can.  Being smart about it can keep you away from court, away from the EEOC, and back to focusing on running your company.  This talk is designed to provide you with things to think about to avoid later complaints of retaliation and allow you to address personnel problems head-on. Read more....

Program Details:

  • Networking/Registration: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Meeting/Buffet Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Education Program: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Registration is required, to register click on the button below.


ISPA Members
through Oct. 5 - $45
through Oct. 5 - $55
Oct. 6 and after - $55   Oct. 6 and after - $65  



Featured Speaker
Peter Skiko, JD
Swanson, Martin & Bell

Peter Skiko, JD